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Collection

Barry Flanagan

(Wales, England 11 Jan 1941 – 31 Aug 2009)

Title
Hole in the sea
Year
1969
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
2 gelatin silver photographs
Dimensions

top: 16.2 x 23.2 cm image/sheet; bottom: 15.7 x 23.2 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Signed u.l. verso each photograph, black felt tip pen "Barry Flanagan/ ...". Not dated.
Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2011
Accession number
394.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

These two photographs are stills from Flanagan’s 1969 film ‘Hole in the sea’, made for Gerry Schum’s television exhibition ‘Land art’. Filmed on the beach at Scheveningen, The Netherlands, Flanagan buried a hollow plastic cylinder in the sand during a rising tide filming the mysterious hole that appeared before the waves finally engulfed the cylinder.